It's amazing how the death of a music artist affects their record sales. Let's look at some numbers surrounding Prince's death.

During the three days following his death, record sales of Prince's music was reported to be over 570,000 copies. In the three days prior to the singer's death, he sold 1,400.

We've seen it time and again. The same situation after the death of Michael Jackson, George Jones and recently Merle Haggard.

What does that do for their estate? The fact is the value grows immensely.

Prince's estate is said to be worth $300 million. With the surge in music sales and the vast amount of unreleased music, they are expecting the value to pass $500 million.

The big story has been the unknown cause of his death. Now a new topic is "who gets all the money?" Prince had no known children and his parents have passed away.


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